Professional Development/Events

CPD Calendar of Events

Click on the links in the Event/Location columns of the calendars below to be taken to the relevant event details or organiser's email address.

Optometry NSW/ACT CPD

Date Event/Location/Contact/Link CPD Points
19/11/2018

Haymarket Education Evening (and AGM)
Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas St, Haymarket 

6:30pm: Liz Jackson – Assessing visual skills in school aged children
8:00pm: Jim Kokkinakis – Making myopia control work in practice

  • Download Program - click HERE
  • OA Members - FREE - register HERE
  • Non-OA members - $55 - register HERE
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10/03/2019

Super Sunday 2019
8:00am—6:00pm
Luna Park, Milsons Point, Sydney

  • Full program and early bird registration coming soon! 
Up to 30 




CFEH & Optometry NSW/ACT Learning For Vision Online CPD

The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) and Optometry NSW/ACT have joined forces to offer Association members access to the vast library of CFEH videos, learning tools and resources at reduced prices, including a popular monthly webinar series and downloadable clinical resources, all of which are available via the link below.

CFEH & Optometry NSW/ACT Learning for Vision Online CPD


Industry CPD

Date Details
09/10/2018

The Changing Face of Ophthalmology; Retinal Diseases & Complex Case Studies
64 Newcastle Street, Morisset

Provider: PersonalEYES
Contact: Sabrina D'Avino Sagar

(02) 4977 3325
sabrinad@personaleyes.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 4

10/10/2018

Making the Retina Great Again: A Case-Based Discussion of Vision-Threatening & Common Retinal ER
Coronation Club, 86 Burwood Rd, Burwood

Provider: Sydney Eye Specialists
Contact: Eliza
(02) 9744 8470
info@sydneyeyespecialists.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 6

15/10/2018

Regional Seminar - Orange
Union Bank Wine Bar Corner of Sale & Byng Street, Orange

Provider: Vision Eye Institute
Contact: Sasha Kairouz
(02) 9330 6900
SashaElise.Kairouz@visioneyeinstitute.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 6

16/10/2018

Updates in Ophthalmology 2018
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Level 3, 119 Missenden Road, Camperdown

Provider: Central Sydney Eye Surgeons
Contact: Lisa Hartley
(02) 9519 3882
lisa@centralsydneyeye.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 6

16/10/2018

Oktoberfeyest - An Optometrist Educational Evening
Crowne Plaza, Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal

Provider: Central Coast Eye Specialists
Contact: Prue or Jenny
(02) 4325 2482
admin@cces.net.au

Max Points Awarded: 6

16/10/2018

TFOS DEWS II & Systane Complete Launch Roadshow
The Westin, 1 Martin Place. Sydney, 2000

Provider: Alcon Vision Care
Contact: Simon Allen
0436 411 163
simon.allen@alcon.com

Max Points Awarded: 3

17/10/2018

Ocular Emergencies/Malpositions of the Eyelid/Vitreous Floaters
280 Burwood Road, Burwood

Provider: Inservio Pty Ltd
Contact: Tina
0432 808 708
Tina.Xenoulis@inservio.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 9

17/10/2018

Cataract & Refractive Interactive Masterclass
606b, 3 Waverly Street Bondi Junction 

Provider: Sydney Eye Surgeons
Contact: Caroline Chahine
(02) 9525 5190
pm@sydneyeyesurgeons.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 7.5

17/10/2018

Cutting Edge Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Pilu, Moore Rd, Freshwater

Provider: Dr James George
Contact: James Genge
(02) 9981 1771
practicemanager@freedomeyelaser.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 9

17/10/2018

Southern Ophthalmology Optometrist Education Evening
Innovation Campus - University Of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Provider: Southern Ophthalmology
Contact: Kim Campion
0424 755 917
kimcampion@suresight.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 3

24/10/2018

Cataract & Refractive Interactive Masterclass
1/20-24 Gibbs Street Miranda

Provider: Sydney Eye Surgeons
Contact: Caroline Chahine
(02) 9525 5190
pm@sydneyeyesurgeons.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 7.5

24/10/2018

MIGS Treatment Algorithm for Glaucoma
The Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Corlette Point Road, Corlette NSW 2315

Provider: Glaukos Australia Pty Ltd
Contact: Susan Mainey
(02) 4940 8252
susan@eyespecialists.net.au

Max Points Awarded: 3

30/10/2018

Regional Seminar - Wollongong
2-14 Cliff Roadd, North Wollongong

Provider: Vision Eye Institute
Contact: Sasha Kairouz
(02) 9330 6900
SashaElise.kairouz@visioneyeinstitute.com.au

Max Points Awarded: 6




Registration Renewal

Check your points now at "MyCPD Record" by logging in to Optometry Australia's Member Hub to view your accredited CPD points for this year, last year and your total points as per the Optometry Board's CPD requirements.

With the AHPRA registration renewal date fast approaching, now is the perfect time to review your points and contact the training providers should there be any discrepancies.


OBA CPD Requirements

Optometrists must complete a minimum of 80 points of CPD over two registration periods. A registration period runs from 1 December to 30 November the following year. Of the 80 points over the two registration periods:

  • A minimum of 24 points must be face-to-face
  • 60 of the 80 points must be clinical CPD
  • No more than 20 of the 80 points must be from suppliers or manufacturers
  • 40 of the 80 points must be in education related to therapeutic prescribing (if applicable)

In addition to the CPD points requirement, training in CPR must have been completed within the last three years.


FAQ

Does the requirement apply to all optometrists?

Yes. The CPD & CPR requirement applies to all registered optometrists who hold general registration with AHPRA. The only exception is if you have been granted an exemption or are in the non-practicing category. Exemptions are granted at the discretion of the Optometry Board of Australia.

I am a newly registered optometrist. Do I have to meet the standard?

Yes. All newly registered optometrists are required to meet the CPD requirements from when they are first registered. This includes newly-graduated optometrists in their first year of practice.

I completed more points than the minimum of 40 points in 2014. Can I count this towards my 2015 requirements?

Yes. You need to complete 80 points over two consecutive registration periods. If you completed 60 points in 2014, you will need to complete 20 points in 2015 to ensure a total of 80 points over the two registration periods of 2014 and 2015. You will then need to complete 60 points again in 2016. Optometrists are encouraged to undertake CPD each year to avoid heavy loads in alternate years.

How will the Board know if I have met the CPD registration standard requirements?

All optometrists will be required to make a declaration when they renew their registration that they have met the CPD standard over the previous two registration periods. You do not need to provide any records at this time. You only need to produce records to support this declaration if you are selected through a random audit or if required by the Board in the course of investigation of a complaint.

I have an endorsement for scheduled medicines. I am required to obtain 40 of the minimum 80 points over two years by undertaking activities related to this endorsement. How do I know what these are?

The Board has developed a definition of CPD activities for endorsement for scheduled medicines. This is published at the ‘Continuing professional development’ section under the ‘Registration standard’ tab of the Board’s website. Providers of accredited CPD can also advise if an activity has been accredited as education relevant to scheduled medicines endorsement.

For more FAQs, click here.


CPR

It is a requirement for all optometrists to be trained in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) as part of their Continuing Professional Development. When renewing registration with the Optometry Board of Australia each optometrist will have to declare they have completed CPR training within the last three years. Some of our State Divisions offer specialised CPR courses for Members.